Flavor and Elegance in Black and White

Indian Harvest introduces Tuxedo Barley™.

Indian Harvest introduces Tuxedo Barley™.

BEMIDJI, MINN., November 28, 2011—Dressed up or down, black and white never go out of style. That’s why Indian Harvest, a leading producer and foodservice supplier of specialty grains, beans, legumes and blends from around the world, is proud to offer Tuxedo Barley™ from its Boutique line of distinctive, limited-time products.

Inspired by Paul Lynch, executive chef of the Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis and Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, Tuxedo Barley blends the light roasted note of earthy black barley with the buttery texture of waxy hull-less barley for a cutting-edge look and versatile, rounded flavor profile.

“Whole grains are becoming more mainstream on menus, and I thought it would be great if Indian Harvest could pair its whole-grain black barley with traditional hull-less barley in a way that each retains its distinct color when cooked,” says Lynch. “Tuxedo Barley achieves that. It’s natural to call it ‘tuxedo’ and let barley star in a high-profile position on the plate with premium proteins like lobster, venison or filet. Tuxedo Barley is a beautiful product with a fantastic nutty, earthy flavor and a hint of sweetness. But what really sets its apart is its chew factor—a resilient bite, neither mushy nor hard. Just right.”

Cooked according to package directions, Tuxedo Barley on the plate retains its al dente texture much longer than average barley. Pack size is 6/2-lb. sleeves. For culinary support and recipes featuring Indian Harvest Tuxedo Barley, call (800) 346-7032 or visit www.indianharvest.com.

About Indian Harvest
Indian Harvest Specialtifoods, Inc., headquartered in northern Minnesota, is a foremost U.S. producer and procurer of some of the world’s most distinctive varieties of grains, beans and legumes for foodservice. The company’s dedication to discovering and promoting lesser-known, heirloom grains and seeds is deep-rooted in its 32-year heritage of providing chef-driven menu inspiration and solutions to an evolving industry. For more information, visit www.indianharvest.com.

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